Christmas is coming (as is my meltdown)

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Today marks the start of the countdown. Zero days until school holidays for Alex. Seven days until holidays for James. 25 days until Christmas. It's meltdown central here - both the boys and me. Tiredness is to blame. As is sugar (not to parents: NO MORE CANDY CANES). And scheduling. I am turning into a scheduling ninja as I try to co-ordinate pesky old work with … [Read more...]

Smile Santa, you’re on candid camera!

Come in Santa, do you read me Santa? Over.

'Mum I’ve been thinking.' Yes dear. 'I’m going to install some security cameras just so I have proof that Santa exists.' Umm. Okaayyy. Help! This is a real conversation, as exchanged between my son (aged 7) and me last week. He’s been building up to the camera installation for a few weeks now. First he wanted to know who REALLY eats the cookies and drinks the milk. ‘Is … [Read more...]